Jimmy O’Connell was born in Dublin. He is a graduate of U.C.D. He has been writing and performing his work for many years in the Irish Writers Centre, Sunflower Sessions and other venues. His poetry has appeared in The Baltimore Review, Poetry Ireland Review, Stepaway Magazine, Flare 7 & 10, and Poetry for a New Ulster, The Wexford Bohemian, The Ken Saro-Wiwa inspired Collection, Voices from the Land, Books Beyond Borders Anthology, among others. A collection of his poetry Although it is Night was published by Wordonthestreet in 2013.